The FAA has granted type certification to Cessna’s Citation Encore+.
The seven- to 11-passenger Encore+ succeeds the Encore, offering increased payload capability, a new integrated avionics suite, more standard equipment, and new interior styling features like LED indirect cabin lighting. Full-fuel payload is 1,170 pounds, 340 pounds more than the Encore. Takeoff distance was certified as 3,520 feet, time to climb to 45,000 feet as 27 minutes, range as 1,762 nautical miles, and maximum true airspeed as 428 knots (nearly 500 miles per hour).
Propulsion is generated by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW535B engines rated at 3,400 pounds of thrust each, and managed by a dual-channel Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC).
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